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No. 27 Yale Competes at NEICAA Champs

Jane Miller and Rachel Suss. (photo by Sam Rubin '95 Yale Sports Publicity)
Jane Miller and Rachel Suss. (photo by Sam Rubin '95 Yale Sports Publicity)

BOSTON – The Yale women's cross country team competed at the NEICAA Championship meet this afternoon, placing 14th out of 28 teams. The meet brought together schools from all across the nation, with more than 180 runners in the Varsity race and an equal number in the Sub Varsity race. 

The Bulldogs did a great job of running as a tight unit. Between the top five scorers the spread was just under 30 seconds. The team was led by sophomore Jane Miller in the varsity race, who placed 51st out of 191 runners. Her time of 19:07.8 marks a personal best among a large swath of runners. She was followed by juniors Gabrielle Rinne and Emily Kaplan, who finished with times of 19:12 and 19:18, respectively. Senior Julia Borowski ran a time of 19:32 to finish 79th, while sophomore Hannah Steffke finished with a time of 19:36. First year Zoe Nuechterlein rounded out the Bulldogs with a time of 20:12. 

Meanwhile, the Yale finished 10th out of 19 teams in the Sub Varsity race.  Senior Calleigh Higgins lead the team with a near-personal best of 19:36. 

The team heads to the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational next weekend in preparation for the Heptagonal Championships in three short weeks. 

Recap by Ariel A. Sánchez '19